Anderson to replace Electra in Vegas magic show


LAS VEGAS -- Pamela Anderson will replace Carmen Electra as special guest star in Hans Klok's new show, "The Beauty of Magic," at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino.

Electra said at a press conference last week that she would be with the show for three months. Publicists had hailed it as her stage debut in Las Vegas and promised "sultry surprises."

But the 35-year-old actress pulled out for "scheduling reasons," said Bill Taylor, chief executive of Stage Entertainment, which produces Klok's show.

"We couldn't work dates out," Taylor said.

In announcing her special guest appearance, Anderson popped out of an apparently empty box at the crowded Extra lounge at the former Aladdin casino-hotel on the Las Vegas Strip.

"My kids are going to love this," the 39-year-old actress said Thursday. "This is my dream of being a Vegas showgirl come true."

The grand opening of the show is June 2.